Woman caught with synthetic marijuana facing formal charges in Miller County

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Prosecutors in Miller County filed formal charges this week against a woman caught with a trunkful of synthetic marijuana in August.
Brandi Nicole Davis, 22, was driving a 2006 Nissan Altima on Interstate 30 in Texarkana Aug. 3 when she was pulled over for speeding by an Arkansas State Police trooper at about 5:30 p.m. When Corporal Bernard Petit walked up to the car, he could smell an odor of marijuana.
Davis, who was driving with a suspended license baring a Hot Springs, Ark., address, told the trooper she is from Las Vegas but was in Hot Springs to visit family. Court records show Davis has a long list of misdemeanor, traffic related offenses in Garland County where Hot Springs is located.
Davis claimed she and her male passenger were in Texarkana to drop off his daughter but when asked separately by the trooper, Davis’ passenger said they were on their way to Hot Springs following a shopping trip in Dallas. Davis told the trooper she and her passenger had smoked marijuana earlier that day.
When Petit searched Davis’ car, he found a large plastic Ziploc bag in the trunk which held approximately 72 individual packets of K-2 Spice, a type of synthetic marijuana. When weighed, the drugs totaled more than 10 ounces. Davis told investigators who interviewed her in the Miller County jail that her passenger knew nothing about the drugs packed in the trunk.
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney David Cotton signed off Monday on formal charges of possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance. Davis faces a fine up to $10,000 and a prison sentence of three to five years. Davis is scheduled to appear before Circuit Judge Carlton Jones for arraignment in October.
Davis wrote a letter to the court Aug. 13 requesting a lower bond. In the letter, Davis complains that she will miss her first day of classes Aug. 27 if her bail isn’t reduced from $30,000 to a smaller amount. Davis remains in the Miller County jail.

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